182. Tringa

182. Tringa. alpina.

THE DUNLIN, or PURRE.

Male 7 1/2". Rill 1 3/4", black. Legs black.— In winter: Ash-brown, shafts darker. Central tail projecting, dark brown. Laterals ashy, edged white. Upper tail-coverts dark brown. Abdomen white.— In summer: Head and abdomen black. Breast spotted white. Axillaries white. Breeds in N. Europe and Asia, and migrates in winter to S. Europe, N. Africa, and S.W. Asia. Common in 28". India in the cold season, but not in S. India, Ceylon, or east of Bay of Bengal. Eggs (1.3 x 0.95) buff, with brown marks. (J. 883. B. 1478.)

Also T. americana. 7 3/4". From N. America, E. Siberia, south to China.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
182. Tringa
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
182
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
178
Common name: 
Dunlin Or Purre
M_ID: 
4354
M_CN: 
Dunlin
M_SN: 
Calidris alpina
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12943

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